If you lived forever, what would you do and what would life mean to you? The Fountain follows Tom Creo (Hugh Jackman) who struggles with mortality as he continuously researches medical breakthroughs that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi (Rachel Weisz). The film spans 1,000 years and blends elements of fantasy, history, spirituality, and science fiction.
Three storylines are woven in the film where Jackman and Weisz play different sets of characters. These sets include: a modern-day scientist and his cancer-stricken wife, a conquistador and his queen, and a traveler immersed in a spiritual journey who hallucinates his lost love.
Between match cuts and recurring visual motifs—viewers see the themes of love and mortality. The sets of characters are separated by five centuries each. In addition, the story is told nonlinearly.
Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING
An American period drama television series is based on Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler. This series which is created for Amazon Studios, looks at the fictionalized life of American socialite Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (Christina Ricci) in the 1920's. She is a free spirit who knows that she is meant for more. The brilliant Southern Belle would become the original flapper and icon of the wild, carefree, flamboyant Jazz Age.
During it's first season Z: The Beginning of Everything, highlights the passionate highs and lows that came together with her love affair of F. Scott Fitzgerald (David Hoflin) who (at that time) is an unpublished writer. The series looks at the iconic era, wild parties and the music, as well the struggles, adultery, dark secrets and dashed dreams.
Girlfriend's Day is a Netflix Original Movie that focuses on Ray Wentworth (Bob Odenirk - who is also the co-writer for this movie; Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) who was the king of the greeting cards industry and is now a down-on-his-luck card writer. As he works to get back to the feelings that made him the "Bill Shakespeare of romance cards," he becomes ensnared int a web of murder and deceit as other writers angle to create the must have card for a newly made holiday.
If work stress wasn't enough, he's equally as down due to his wife (Grace & Frankie's
June Diane Raphael) left him for the successful cartoonist behind the Optimistic Owl (Conan‘s Andy Richter). With so much at stake with his wife, job an even his apartment - the newly created holiday by the California govenor makes his friends, strangers and more to urge him to submit entires. But with nothing to say he remembers the advice of his professional forefather, Orwell Taft (Larry Fessenden): “Never write for anyone, always write for someone.”
He finds a new muse and begins to move forward only to find himself in the middle of a murder and all that is involved.